Manorbier

Photo: Mandy Llewellyn

Manorbier is great for surfing, kayaking, rockpooling and sea angling.

Dog friendly?
Dogs are allowed year round. There is a responsibility for dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the whole of this site.

Getting there
You can get to Manorbier by bike with a local cycle route going through the village. The beach here is part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. There is a wheelchair-accessible path from the car park to the top of the beach, where a seat and a boardwalk viewpoint are found. By car follow signs from the A4139, the B4585 leads south into the picturesque village of Manorbier. There is a National Park Authority pay and display car park above the beach, and limited roadside parking north of the beach.

Site description
Manorbier is a popular sandy beach with a pebble bank at the high tide line, and superb rock-pools for children to explore. The area is steeped in history, with Manorbier Castle and church overlooking the beach. The castle was the home of the great 12th-century churchman, traveller and writer Geraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales), who described Manorbier as “the pleasantest spot in Wales”. On the headland south of the beach is the King’s Quoit, a Neolithic burial chamber dating from around 3,000 BC. The beach is popular with bathers and surfers but there can be a dangerous undertow, so take care.

Facilities
Toilets are available including facilities for the disabled. There is an ice cream van in the car park while shops and pubs can be found in Manorbier village. There is wheelchair access between the car park and the beach head and also a viewing platform for wheelchairs. The beach is cleaned and litter bins are provided. Please help keep Manorbier beautiful and use the facilities provided.

Byelaws
Pembrokeshire County Council Bathing Water Byelaws apply to the whole area off this beach. PCNPA Byelaws apply to the whole of the foreshore and beach head at this location.

Source: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Location


Details

Dog Friendly: Yes
Blue Flag: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Access

Sandy beach with pebble bank, facing South West. Car park, telephone, toilets. Access to beach-head platform and seat via level path, but surface can be rough. The last 40 metres have three short gradients of up to 1:10.